Nature & Wildlife in Weymouth
Escape the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle and get back in touch with mother nature with a family holiday in Weymouth. In the calm and tranquil surrounds of the Dorset countryside and the UNESCO Jurassic Coast
, you’ll get up close and personal with all creatures great and small. Including all types of birdlife, crustaceans, fauna, and flora.
Explore a host of historic walking trails that take you off the beaten track and ever closer to an abundance of animals and colorful plant species that adorn the landscape. Or go on a guided 4×4 Jurassic Safari adventure that will introduce you and the family to local wild deer and rabbits.
Take time out to go bird watching at Radipole Lake
and Lodmoor Nature Reserves. During late summer and early autumn house martins and swallows mix with more exotic birds such as yellow wagtails and even gulls can be seen in their thousands heading to roost. Kingfishers can be seen all year, but autumn and winter are the best times to see them. Marsh Harriers hunt through the reed beds and can be see performing skydancing displays in the spring.
Also, to be seen are Bearded tits and Cetti Warblers as well as many common water fowl and wildlife in Weymouth including swans, geese and ducks.
Weymouth’s coastal nature reserves provide the perfect backdrop for children to investigate pools and lagoons in search of crabs and other inhabitants. Or the whole family to be royally entertained by the antics of colonies of seals and dolphins frolicking off the bow of your chartered boat.
Small wonder Weymouth is the natural choice for all holidaymakers.
As part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
, it is no surprise that Weymouth is a popular habitat. Look out for wild deer, pheasants, rabbits and squirrels wandering around Weymouth’s open parks and natural surroundings. Weymouth’s waters are a habitat for an array of fish, shellfish and we even spot the occasional dolphin in the harbour!
On a rainy day, you could head to the Weymouth Sealife Centre and meet seahorses, jellyfish, rays, otters and even sharks!
Walk with the world’s smallest penguins – Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park is the only place in Europe that you can see a colony of Eudyptula Minor Fairy Penguins.